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A crossbow, resembling something between a rifle and a bow, uses a fast string to launch projectiles—just as a bow does—but also has a stock and trigger like a rifle. Although we don’t know exactly when the crossbow was invented, they were discovered in Chinese graves dating back as early as 2500 B.C. The crossbow ...
I will always remember my first firearm. I was 12 years old, and the firearm was a Marlin model 98 .22 long rifle. The rifle-fed from a tubular magazine in the butt stock. It had been my Uncle’s, as had the .12 Gauge break action that was handed down to me. Both guns were old, ...
By making a funnel trap from a tomato cage, you can conveniently create a homemade fish catching machine. All you need are some basic materials that shouldn't require much more than a handful of trips to your garage.
Learning about survival fishing without a pole could be an essential step in preparing yourself for circumstances where food is more scarce and challenging to find.
Yogurt is full of healthy bacteria which keeps your digestive system running and provides calcium for healthy bones. It is a tasty way to start your family’s day and simple enough to make at home. After you make your first batch of yogurt, you will be finished with commercial yogurt forever. If you want to ...
If you’re a homesteader or small-scale farmer, you’ve likely engaged in varmint battles over the years. How many times have you gone out to your chicken coop, only to find a bloody pile of feathers? Or went to check on your garden, and found your zucchini crop gone, plants and all? Have you watched as ...
If you are looking to add some powerhouse nutrition, be sure to consider lentils. Lentils are legumes, and when compared with other dried beans, they are easy and quick to prepare since they do not require presoaking. However, they offer high nutritional content, and they readily absorb other flavors in your soups, stews and side ...
The time for morel mushroom hunting is upon us. The temperatures are starting to rise, and signs of spring are popping up all around us. That means morel mushroom season is here as well. Morel mushrooms are a delicacy, selling for hundreds of dollars per pounds. They are a treat and only bloom once a ...
Dandelions have a terrible reputation for being the pesky weeds that pop up between sidewalk cracks. Homeowners spray them with weed killer, but they have no idea what those yellow flowers have dozens of health benefits. Dandelions are a known edible; the greens make fantastic additions to salads. There is no reason to kill them. Instead, pick one of these ...
Cilantro's amazing health benefits can help to minimize tension, reduce the risk of infection, as well as protect against toxic compounds and diabetes.
When you’re living at the mercy of nature, (whose bounty can be very fickle), you need access to smart foods.  You’ll want to keep some foods around that are not only nutritious, but that will also make you feel full on a modest portion.  If it also happens to ward off a myriad of dread ...
Avocado benefits so numerous it's hard to know where to start. From skin moisturiser to fighting cancer and metabolic syndrome. Studies show people who eat avocados tend to be healthier. Here are some reasons why...
After visiting with a friend, she convinced me to try making my own cheese.  Doubting my ability, I asked her if there was a cheese-making for beginners class she could recommend to me.  She smiled and said she would be happy to teach me. Think it’s too difficult to make your own cheese? Think again! ...
Fermented foods can offer an impressive defense against cancer and are an essential alternative to commercialized counterfeits that have little to no nutritional benefit.
When people are in pain, they automatically reach out for pain relievers. The most common pain relievers used are non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). While NSAIDs are useful in providing comfort to many people, recent studies suggest that intake of NSAIDs increases the risk of developing heart problems. It also has severe effects on the kidneys ...
If you are one of the millions of people who suffer from springtime allergies — sometimes called hay fever — then you already know that finding the perfect solution means finding ways to treat those annoying symptoms, rather than actually “curing” the problem. Our ancestors used herbal remedies for thousands of years before the first ...
This pain solution is so simple it's almost embarrassing. You can make this device in the privacy of your own home with very little effort.
Leaky gut syndrome can be at the bottom of some very serious health concerns. Even healthcare practitioners see leaky gut as a condition that's very difficult to heal. But there's hope...
Instead of heading for the pharmacy at the first sign of a stuffy nose this year, try this off-the-grid, early summer sinus solution.
In a post-collapse survival situation having recourse to your own private, natural home medicine cabinet will be critical. You can begin to prepare now by stockpiling time-tested treatments that will allow you to delay or even avoid a trip to the Doctor.